Veterans Day Parade, 11.11.17

Scenes from the Veterans Day Parade and flag dedication near The Floyd in Stanwood on Saturday, Nov. 11, 2017.

Students to honor veterans in school assemblies 

In a Salute to Service, public Veterans Day assemblies will be held at schools in the Stanwood Camano School District as follows:

Nov. 6: 2 p.m. at Utsalady Elementary School.

Nov. 7: starting at 8:40 a.m. at Stanwood High School in the PAC by grade level — 2nd period seniors; 3rd period juniors; 5th period sophomores; and 6th period freshmen. Air Force Tech Sgt. Lance Curry will give a keynote message and SHS Jazz Choir will perform and American Legion Post 92 will present and post the colors.

Nov. 8: 2 p.m. at Cedarhome Elementary and 2:30 p.m. at Twin City Elementary.

Nov. 9: Stanwood Middle School students and staff are asking veterans to attend their annual Veterans Day Assembly, 9-10 a.m. Friday at the school, 9405 271st St. NW. Veterans from all Armed Forces will be seated in a place of honor and recognized for their service. They can visit with the students after the ceremony.

Four other schools will hold assemblies at different times Friday:  9:30 a.m. at Elger Bay Elementary: 9:45 a.m. at Lincoln Hill Schools; 1:27 p.m. at Post Susan Middle School; and 2 p.m. at Stanwood Elementary.


Veterans presentation: Guest speaker Emmit Glanz Jr. will share his World War II service and his father’s experiences in World War I at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, at Camano Chapel, 867 S. West Camano Drive. Dinner reservations are no longer available, but anyone can stop by for the presentation. Contact Lynda Buehring, or 206-550-4409, to inquire.


Legion prime rib: Prime rib dinner, with all the fixings, will be served Saturday, Nov. 10, from 4 p.m. until the food is gone at American Legion Post 92, 26921 88th Ave. NW, Stanwood. Proceeds support Legion programs and building renovations. Cost is $18 adults, $7 to age 12, at the door. Visit or call 360-629-2851.  

Honoring veterans: A tribute will be held at the Community Veterans Memorial at the Floyd Norgaard Cultural Center, 27130 102nd Ave. NW, Stanwood at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10. The observance includes short talks on why we honor veterans, service songs and a missing man table ceremony to remember those lost in distant parts of the world. Veterans are encouraged to wear their hats, vests, etc. To inquire, call 360-629-6110 or e-mail


WWI Armistice Day: Celebrate the 100th anniversary of World War I Armistice Day at 4-5:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 11, in the historic Camano City Schoolhouse, 993 Orchid Road, Camano Island. History teacher Marianne McGarry-Bloom will present an interactive evening with Robert Service poetry and literature from Remarque’s “All Quiet on the Western Front.” Donations will be accepted to benefit the schoolhouse. 

Yacht club brunch: Buffet Brunch at the Camano Island Yacht Club is open to the public 9 a.m. to noon Sunday, Nov. 11, at the club, 129 N. Sunset Drive, Camano Island. Cost is $10 adults, $5 to age 9, $1 extra for omelets.  

Spaghetti for veterans: Veterans and their families can dine for free, 1-4 p.m.  Sunday, Nov. 11, during the Veterans Day Spaghetti Feed, at American Legion Post 92, 26921 88th Ave. NW, Stanwood. American Legion Auxiliary members will serve spaghetti, garlic bread, green salad and dessert to thank veterans for their service. The Seahawks vs. Los Angeles Rams game will be shown on the big screen, starting with kick off at 1:25 p.m.

At the Museum of Flight, 9404 E. Marginal Way S., Seattle

• Beauty and Duty: At 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Living History performer Alice Miller will show World War I women’s military uniforms, while telling stories about their history and the women who proudly wore them. Free with museum admission.

• Sunday, Nov. 11, is the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I. The Museum will celebrate the day with bell ringing at 11 a.m. followed by patriotic music, a Veterans Day ceremony and a special WWI lecture. Admission for U.S. veterans and active U.S. military is free.

• Historic military aircraft: 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, Bob Roetcisoender will describe his USAF career, especially his time flying the SR-71 Blackbird. The Cascade Warbirds’ meeting is open to the public, free, in the North View Lounge overlooking the Great Gallery.


Military brides: Brides for a Cause and Brides Across America are giving away wedding dresses for military brides and first responders, Nov. 5-11 at its locations in Portland, Seattle and Tacoma. During these dates, military brides and first responders can shop through Brides for a Cause’s entire inventory of over 1,000 wedding dresses in sizes 0-24 for a free wedding dress. See Brides must register in advance at

Parks visit: The last free day this year at Washington state parks is Sunday, Nov. 11 — Veterans Day. Washington offers 12 free days at state parks each year, when no Discover Pass is needed for day-use visits by vehicle. For details see

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